Thursday 12th May 2011

Web update: How does water interact with biological molecules? In an HFSP-funded grant, Martina Havenith and colleagues investigated water-biomolecule interactions using the new method of Terahertz spectroscopy and discovered a water phase distinct from that bound directly to proteins and to bulk water.


Wednesday 4th May 2011

Alumni news: 12 current or former HFSP awardees have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, USA. Congratulations to the 10 new members and 2 foreign associates, who are among the 72 new members and 18 foreign associates. Members: Harry C. Dietz III;  Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Victor A. McKusick Professor of Genetics and Medicine, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Molecular Biology and Genetics,...


Wednesday 20th April 2011

Alumni news: former HFSP Long-Term Fellow Simon Boulton has been awarded the 2011 EMBO Gold Medal for his groundbreaking studies on DNA repair mechanisms. Simon received an HFSP Fellowship in 1998 to work with Nicholas Dyson at the MGH Cancer Centre at the Masachussetts General Hospital. After a second postdoc with Marc Vidal at the Dana Farber Cancer Centre, Harvard Medical School, he joined Cancer Research UK as a group leader in 2002. He was promoted to Senior Scientist in 2007. The EMBO Gold...


Tuesday 19th April 2011

Congratulations to Cori Bargmann and Catherine Dulac for the award of the 11th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize for their "Discovery of chemosensory circuits that regulate social behaviors." Cori Bargmann has received three research grants from HFSP in 1992, 1997 and 2001. Catherine Dulac has supervised three HFSP postdoctoral fellows. From the press release issued by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: "Dr. Dulac discovered receptors for pheromones, molecules that allow...


Wednesday 6th April 2011

Website update: report from the 2010 HFSP Awardees Meeting on the plenary lecture by Svante Paabo on his work on ancient DNA.


Tuesday 5th April 2011

Nominations are invited for the 2012 HFSP Nakasone Award. This award is given to scientists who have made breakthroughs of fundamental importance in basic biological research. More information and access to the nomination forms are available HERE.


Thursday 31st March 2011

The 2011 HFSP Nakasone Award has been conferred on Michael Elowitz of Caltech for his pioneering work on gene expression noise. For more information see HERE


Wednesday 30th March 2011

The Royal Society report on changing patterns of international collaboration and emerging nations. For full report see the Royal Society website.


Tuesday 29th March 2011

HFSP is pleased to announce the 2011 Research Grant, Fellowship and Career Development Awards. For the lists of awardees approved by the Board of Trustees on March 28th see HERE


Tuesday 29th March 2011

Web update: On slime moulds and insects - intercontinental grant team led by David Sumpter, Uppsala, Sweden unravel principles of collective decision making in an HFSP Success Stories article.